Basic Sustainability Policy

Basic Sustainability Policy

Based on our corporate ethics of “Provide optimal functions to customers and create an environmentally friendly, convenient and comfortable life and culture'' and our history of over 100 years, AWA PAPER & TECHNOLOGICAL COMPANY, Inc. further expands our experience, knowledge, and ideas to contribute to the realization of a sustainable society.

  1. Based on the principle of "moral and economic unity" as stated in our corporate motto, we promote fair and honest business activities with high ethical standards and self-discipline.
  2. We create new value through co-creation with stakeholders, address materiality (important issues) from both risks and opportunities, and aim for medium- to long-term business growth.
  3. We aim to sustainably increase corporate value by appropriately responding to the resolution of social issues related to the environment, society, and governance, and working to improve employee engagement (motivation to devote proactively).

Sustainability Committee


Based on our basic sustainability policy, we achieve both contribution to solving social issues and sustainable growth as a company through corporate activities from a sustainability perspective.


We consider and deliberate on linking specific initiatives for materiality related to sustainability promotion from the perspective of stakeholders and the medium- to long-term management plan, as well as monitor the status of initiatives and report to the Board of Directors.


The committee is chaired by the President, and comprised of directors and executive officers.

Materiality (important issues)

Since our founding, we have pursued the possibilities of paper and worked on innovative combinations with various functional materials as set forth in our management principle. At the same time, we have contributed to humankind and society by providing products and services designed to be in harmony with the environment. We also have been working on the 9 goals in the SDGs that we set in 2020.
We have newly settled the following 7 Materiality (important issues) based on our corporate principle, management principle, impact on our business, and importance from the perspective of stakeholders on this occasion.

Materiality (important issues)

  • Develop human resources and create a rewarding working environment
  • Realize a safe and secure working environment
  • Realize active participation of diverse human resources
  • Respond to climate change mitigation
  • Build a stable supply chain
  • Promote development of high value-added products
  • Strengthen engagement with stakeholders

Steps to identify materiality (important issues)

In identifying materiality, we made a list of important issues that society requires with reference to the requirements of international guidelines such as GRI and SASB, and weighted them from two aspects, “impact on major stakeholders” and “impact on our business” with quantitative evaluation.

  • STEP1Extract social issues

    Based on internal/external environment analysis, trends in GRI standards, SASB standards, SDGs, etc., we made a long list of comprehensive social issues, and compiled it by integrating and selecting into a middle list.

  • STEP2Assess importance

    We organized the identified issues into a matrix table based on “impact on major stakeholders” and “impact on our business,” and assessed the importance of the issues.

  • STEP3Identify materiality

    7 issues were identified by the Sustainability Committee and the Board of Directors.

Weight of materiality (important issues)

ESGs Initiatives